Project Description

Mount Kenya Horse Patrol Team, Kenya

Protecting a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mount Kenya Horse Patrol Team enhances the capacity of law enforcement personnel to decrease the level of poaching and other illegal activities in the northwestern section of Mount Kenya and beyond. Supported by IEF since 2014, this project both protects elephants and addresses human-elephant conflict (HEC). Members of the Horse Patrol Team come from the community, not only learning conservation action themselves but spreading the message at home as conservation ambassadors. Patrol teams also provide valuable medical treatment to injured wildlife, help fight wildfires, and destroy poacher camps.

This project is supported in part by:

The Berry Family Trust
Miami Metro Zoo